Social Dependency Mechanisms: A case study of Toyota, Hirose factory, Japan

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Title: Social Dependency Mechanisms: A case study of Toyota, Hirose factory, Japan
Year: 2000
Authors: Ogawa, J., & Karimata, O.

No introduction of the dynamics of Toyota and its workers can be truly understood without an adequate grasp of the underlying cultural structures of the Japanese social dependency mechanism, which includes a historical cultural perspective; a socio-economic perspective; as well as a political and hierarchical perspective. When dealing with organization interventions the main theme that I would like to emphasize is the social dependency mechanism that exists within the structure of the workplace. I want to focus on the hidden cultural aspects that exist within the work group and that is augmented by management, that is recognizing the tendency towards an up/down social dependency, blue collar workers are trapped by upper management into participating in a traditional, yet outdated social mechanism, namely the futile organizational hierarchy.

Keywords: Social Dependency Mechanisms, Toyota, Hirose factory, Japan
Language: English

Date: 6/15/2000
Location: London, UK
Name of Event/Conference: 17th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations
Sponsoring Organization: ISPSO

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Elizabeth Novogratz

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